Saturday, April 4, 2020

Floral Planter Box Card

I recently found this tutorial on Bronwyn Eastley's blog - it is a paid file but so very worth it! 

This planter box was not difficult to create but the details in creating to it to be able to fold it down is something I wouldn't have been able to figure out on my own without a lot of trial and error. 

I chose to use Pewter cardstock for the box - that was embossed in a way that the lines from the pattern would line up when the box was assembled. Once the box was assembled, I stamped and coloured the flowers and greenery. That was all die cut and the insides of the box were added. I also stamped a sentiment and die cut that along with a scalloped border to go around it. 

The greenery had to be attached to the flowers before adding them to the box. I made a few errors and had to remove the centre pieces and start again - more stamping, colouring and die cutting... I will know better where to place items if I do this type of card again! 

The centres of the flowers were brushed with the clear shimmer brush. This box folds down flat for mailing purposes - it is slightly larger than 5x7 so a custom envelope is necessary. I placed a white stitched rectangle on the back for a small place to write a message. 

A link to the tutorial is here in case you missed it at the top.

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Pewter Cardstock
Stamps: Floral Delivery, Abstract Impressions (SU)
Inks: Black, Intense Black
Accessories: Floral Delivery Thin Cuts, Stitched Rectangle Thin Cuts, Oval Dies (Nestabilities), Scalloped Oval Dies (Nestabilities), Hardwood Embossing Folder (SU), Sharpie Marker, Tri-Blend Markers, Clear Shimmer Brush, New England Ivy Twine, Pink Gems (unknown)


1 comment:

  1. Wowzers, Alyson! This is absolutely stunning! Love how you embossed the woodgrain on the flower box, and the flowers are gorgeous! Such a nice sentiment too!


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